The purpose of the Medical-Surgical Float Pool is to provide nursing care to Veterans experiencing acute medical/surgical problems; or patients requiring 24/7 observation, skilled nursing care, cardiac monitoring, continuous cardiac IV medications, close respiratory monitoring and specialized processes. Major duties include, but not limited to: · Provides individualistic, holistic care to patients. · Provides patient care using the Nursing Process: Assessment, Diagnose, plan, implement & evaluation. · Manages IV catheters & IV Fluids. · Interpretation of EKG monitored patients/ACLS for all RN's. · Interpretation of Continuous Oximetry patients. · Implements strategies to avoid or minimize restraints. · Manages the care of patients at high falls risk. · Prevents & monitors for skin breakdown. · Insertion & or care of urinary drainage devices & care (condom catheters, intermittent catheters, foley catheters, suprapubic catheters, nephrostomy tubes). · Management of gastric, intestinal, and or percutaneous drainage & feeding tubes. · Use of bladder scanner for urinary retention assessment. · Application & Management of pneumatic sequential compression devices. · Use of Doppler ultra sound for vascular assessment. · Manages chest/Mediastinal tubes. · Pre & Post-op teaching on procedures. Work Schedule: Day/Nights with weekends and some holidays Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.